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Usage examples for burgher

  1. The young wife, attired in a burgher dress, stood with her bewitching eyes and a melancholy, half- tender, half- mournful smile on her lips. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Here and there a woman laughed at the handsome, graceless fellows; here and there a burgher managed to pull a grin, spite of the toll exacted. – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  3. Or as a thief bent to unhoard the cash of some rich burgher – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  4. In the ancient burgher days the richest citizen was not permitted to wear velvet; he had his own picturesque collar, his dark- cloth suit, his becoming hat. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  5. " Wait until they come nearer," replied an older burgher close by. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  6. And in no individual of that day were those excellent qualities more thoroughly embodied than in William Barendz, pilot and burgher of Amsterdam. – History of the United Netherlands, 1598-99 by John Lothrop Motley
  7. Dick snatched up his second pistol, and resumed the pursuit without troubling his head about the burgher – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. " Add to that, madame," said Gerard, " that I see, in the hoarding of capital by the peasant and the small burgher the postponement of the building of railroads in France." – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac
  9. Having been therefore under the necessity of making himself a Burgher of Amsterdam, for protection against the malice of the times, he soon gained the good opinion of the Magistrates by his prudent conduct as a private Citizen. – A Collection of State-Papers, Relative to the First Acknowledgment of the Sovereignty of the United States of America by John Adams
  10. The burgher cast a quick suspicious glance at Ludlow, and shook his head, to express his belief that the young man was true. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  11. For once in his life he was diligent and industrious, and followed up his new trade of angling with such perseverance and success, that in a little while he had hooked up wealth enough to make him, in those moderate days, a rich burgher for life. – Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists by Washington Irving
  12. " And did not this honest burgher pursued Hastings, softened and embarrassed, but striving to retain his cruel purpose, " tell thee to distrust me; tell thee that my vows were false?" – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. The good burgher wakes and trembles. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  14. It broke the strength of the burgher class, and the weakness of the nobility was fostered, under the protection which was secured to it in most of the provinces by the new military discipline of the princes and, above all, of the Imperial court, to the prejudice of the masses. – Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag
  15. The Boer burgher could eat, sleep, or fight whenever he wished, and inasmuch as he was a law unto himself, there was no one who could compel him to change his habits. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  16. I saw that you had six rifles to every burgher in the Republic. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  17. The morning after he had been installed in office, and at the moment that he was making his breakfast from a prodigious earthen dish, filled with milk and Indian pudding, he was interrupted by the appearance of Wandle Schoonhoven, a very important old burgher of New Amsterdam, who complained bitterly of one Barent Bleecker, inasmuch as he refused to come to a settlement of accounts, seeing that there was a heavy balance in favor of the said Wandle. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  18. The burgher gave a slight start; then Ned went on: " I have brought you tidings from the farm." – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  19. We live in times when each man, prince or burgher must do his duty. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
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